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Dec 2, 2015

Show 1385  NRO 13 National Review Online. The Bookmonger.

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Ep. 33: The Mind of James Madison: The Legacy of Classical Republicanism

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, author Colleen Sheehan argues that James Madison is America's great political philosopher, describes how his involvement in practical politics shaped his ideas, and what he would think of our government today. 13:39   7/27/2015


Ep. 31: Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, author James Piereson explains why we're on the verge of what he calls "America's Fourth Revolution," whether we'll have to endure a new economic crisis to get there, and whether the 2016 elections hold any…  13:03   7/13/2015


Ep. 26: Was President George H.W. Bush a Conservative?

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, former White House chief of staff John Sununu makes a spirited case for his former boss, defending a record that includes a tax-hiking budget bill and the nomination of David Souter to the Supreme Court—as…13:09   6/8/2015


Ep. 24: Churchill and de Gaulle: The Geopolitics of Liberty

Will Morrisey's book is fundamentally about the nature of statesmanship, and we also discuss the educational formation of great leaders and what we can learn from their example today. 11:31   5/26/2015


Ep. 22: Reagan: The Life

H.W. Brands is a veteran biographer of presidents, already having written on Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and both Roosevelts. He discusses why he wanted to write this book next as well as how he handled the problem that has haunted so many biographers. 11:55   5/11/2015